It is seriously ridiculous how simple these Easy Chocolate Truffle Balls are to make, and they are so good!! An impressive looking Christmas treat for your neighbors that takes very little effort.
These chocolate truffles only have three ingredients for the smooth creamy chocolatey peanut buttery center. Then they can be rolled around in a variety of outside layers. Some of my favorites to roll them in are powdered sugar, roasted almonds, toasted coconut, cocoa powder, crushed Butterfingers, chopped pecans, chopped hazelnuts, or dipped in chocolate.
My sister Elise taught me how to make these little gems and they have been a favorite of mine ever since. My biggest problem with these truffles is that I want to keep sneaking spoonfuls of the mix while it is setting up in the fridge! I have to watch it so that I have plenty of chocolate left to make the balls and roll them. Then I just need to give them away to my neighbors as soon as possible or I will eat every last one. They are addicting! I have so self control when it comes to these chocolates.
Other Truffle Recipes:
We have some other truffle variations that are really good too! And also really easy to make. These ones have fun and unique truffle centers:
Easy Mint Oreo Truffles – crushed Oreo cream cheese truffles with a minty flavor.
Pecan Turtle Truffles – these have a chewy caramel pecan center.
Protein Packed Chocolate Truffles – a healthier twist on truffles, you’ll never guess the secret ingredient. 🙂
Other Christmas Treats:
I love all the yummy treats that our family makes around the Holidays. These crazy easy chocolate truffle balls are one of our favorite Christmas treats. You can find the list of all our favorite treats for Christmas HERE. It has some amazing sweets that are perfect for neighbor gifts and Holiday parties, like homemade caramels, peanut clusters, cinnamon almonds, german chocolate fudge, and peppermint bark brownies!
- Pour the chocolate chips into a microwave safe bowl, then fill a mug half full of water and place both the bowl and mug in opposite ends of the microwave. Stop and stir the chocolate chips every 30 seconds until completely melted.
- Add the peanut butter and mix well. Then thoroughly mix in the cool whip.
- Refrigerate for at least two hours until your chocolate mixture becomes firm enough to handle. Roll the mixture into balls (about the size of a rounded tablespoon), then roll the balls into powdered sugar, coconut, or nuts, or dip in chocolate. Return the balls to the fridge. They taste the best if they stay refrigerated.